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Our client is looking for a high-achieving Cost Accounting Manager that wants to be a part of a fast-paced and growing finance team. This position is newly created, highly visible, and will work closely between the Accounting and Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and FP&A teams. Apply now!


  • Participate in the month-end close process
  • Prepare journal entries for reclasses, accruals, or adjustments related to inventory and COGS
  • Perform inventory and cost accounting monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist with SOX control preparation, design, and monitoring in cost accounting and inventory management areas
  • Assist with the continued process, systems, and reporting improvements in the cost accounting area
  • Participate in quarterly and annual physical inventory counts
  • Review monthly inventory adjustments to identify the root cause and drive improvements
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with business partners to facilitate the inventory and cost accounting process
  • Work with internal and external auditors quarterly
  • Act as a backup for accounting and operational tasks when needed


  • 5+ years of recent cost accounting work experience
  • Understanding of the manufacturing environment and associated financial processes
  • Knowledge of supply chain, receiving, inventory flow, and inventory valuation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines consistently
  • Superior communication and Excel skills
  • Experience working in a top-tier ERP system
  • CMA/CPA certification is a plus

Work Model:

  • Open to on-site, hybrid, or remote

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Palmer Group at (515) 225-7000 or email

Ref: JOB-38162

Palmer Group

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Ames, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$100000 - $130000